Lottery Gives Three Residents Chance at Low-Cost Housing
Rachel Nava Rohr

Three Island residents walked away from the Tisbury selectmen’s meeting this past week with the opportunity to buy a home close to downtown Vineyard Haven for a dramatically reduced price.

It’s been two years since Island Housing Trust began the affordable housing project at 150 State Road. The Dukes County Housing Authority organized the lottery, held this past Tuesday night.

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Selectmen Begin Talks With Edu Comp Owners, Set Scallop Dates
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen said this week they have made contact with the owner of the Edu Comp building in downtown Vineyard Haven, which has been floated.
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Tisbury Adopts New Waterways Rules
Maia Coleman
The Tisbury select board turned its attention to waterfront maintenance Tuesday, voting in new waterway regulations and a contract for a long-term dredging project in Tashmoo.
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Tisbury Selectmen Ding State for Beach Road Silence
Louisa Hufstader
Selectmen expressed frustration Tuesday at what they said has been a lack of communication from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation about its long-planned work on Beach Road.
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Skiff Avenue Set for Slowdown
Tisbury is moving ahead with plans to lower the speed limit on Skiff avenue.
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Selectmen Grant License to Vineyard Grocer and Apologize
Louisa Hufstader
In an about face by the Tisbury selectmen, Elio Silva’s Vineyard Grocer is fully licensed to sell food prepared on the premises, following a quick and unanimous vote Tuesday.
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Selectmen Deny Permit for Vineyard Grocer to Sell Prepared Foods
Louisa Hufstader
In a gesture of disapproval aimed at business owner Elio Silva, Tisbury’s select board has unanimously denied Vineyard Grocer’s application for a common victuallers’ license.
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Selectmen Gripe About Dinghies at Owen Park Beach
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury select board member James Rogers has taken aim at the proliferation of dinghies on the beach at Owen Park.
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Tisbury Eyes Higher Rubbish Fees, Expands Outdoor Dining
Louisa Hufstader
Between a collapsed market for recyclables and rising expenses for collection, Tisbury is paying more than $100,000 a year to dispose of refuse — costs that are supposed to be paid for by user fees.
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Tisbury Recoups Some Pandemic Expenses
Louisa Hufstader
Massachusetts is making good on its promise to repay towns for costs incurred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic this spring. Tisbury has received $65,080.
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